Geospatial Information Technologies
Geospatial technologies combine a suite of software products to create, manage and analyze digital geographic data sets. Geospatial technologies combine various aspects of computer science with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartographic visualization, spatial statistics, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Scientists, municipal employees and a variety of business practitioners utilize geospatial technologies for resource and emergency management, land use planning, and crime prevention. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to capture, manage, analyze, and visualize geospatial data in public and private organizations.
Students in this program acquire a basic understanding of the geographic terms and concepts that are necessary for the appropriate use of geospatial technology. Students also acquire skills in the implementation and use of geospatial software, conduct analysis of the data, and are able to program in the software. Students are able to perform a GIS project from the initial problem statement through analysis, to the creation and presentation of the results. The courses that are taught allow students to acquire a proficiency in geospatial technologies and prepare them to directly enter the geospatial workforce. Students who complete this program are trained in applying established geospatial functions and analytical procedures.
SIPI will be offering several short courses between May and August. Please review the list and RSVP with the course title(s) you are interested in attending. Each course will be M-F 8-5, for one week each. All classes are open to tribal members or tribal employees, but attendees are responsible for their own transportation, housing and meals. There is a $20.00 non-refundable deposit (Payable to Board of Regents), to cover course materials and supplies. Attached is the registration form, please submit a new one for each course. To receive college credit (3 credit hours/class), you will need to apply to SIPI and become a registered student (there are additional fees for those wanting the college credit, see website: SIPI Admission & Records Class size is limited, so register early.
Please click on the following link to view more information:
Summer 2013 Short Course Schedule (in PDF format)
SIPI's Geospatial Information Technologies Brochure (in PDF format)
SIPI's Geospatial Information Technologies Program Brochure (in PDF format)Course Catalog